I started my own practice because I want to serve my clients in a unique way with client-centered lawyering. My experience in working with survivors of domestic violence and other forms of relationship abuse led to a type of practice in which I work closely with my clients to understand their unique situations so I can be of the most assistance to help solve problems for their family.
While I am an experienced litigator, having conducted numerous trials, I see litigation as a last resort. I understand that sometimes the best solutions for a family are those crafted by the family with the experience of an attorney to assist. To me client-centered lawyering means I always follow my client’s lead, listen closely, and provide numerous options based on their set of circumstances. Despite litigation being something I consider a last resort, I am prepared for scenarios both in and out of court.
I understand how important it is to have an attorney who is responsive to phone calls and emails due to how crucial issues dealing with children and one’s safety are. I am there for my clients providing knowledge during some of life’s most difficult moments.
Due to this client-centered lawyering philosophy, I take only a limited number of cases so that I can best dedicate myself to the demands of my current clients. I am also conscientious of how costly legal services are and work to keep my legal fees in check so that legal representation is affordable for my clients.
Stacey Schliffer has practiced exclusively family law since graduating from the City University of New York School of Law (CUNY) with a J.D. in 2007. While in law school Stacey was an associate editor of the New York City Law Review, received the Paul O'Dwyer Fellowship for work dedicated to children's rights, and participated in a family law clinic where she received training regarding domestic violence at CUNY from 2006 to 2007 providing free legal services to indigent clients on a variety of family law issues.
From 2007 to 2008 Stacey served as a law clerk in the Family Law Division in New Jersey Superior Court, Union Vicinage, in the area of matrimonial law. From 2009 through 2015, Stacey served as first a Staff and then Senior Attorney at the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse, New York handling both matrimonial and family law cases as part of a domestic violence project for indigent clients.
Stacey has worked with individuals on issues involving: distribution of property, assets, and debts; child custody, child abuse and neglect; child and spousal support; and restraining orders for survivors of domestic violence.
Stacey is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association.
Stacey Schliffer represents individuals in family court matters including but not limited to: